Well, that didn’t take long.
Three days after declaring he found someone “far better than” former President Donald Trump, far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones issued a pleading “emergency message” to beg the former president to forgive him for endorsing the Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
Despite being a vocal supporter of “Stop the Steal” under investigation for his role in the January 6 Capitol insurrection, Jones admitted last week that he had supported Trump “stubbornly” over the years. Insisting he had long “disagreed” with Trump’s middling defense of COVID-19 vaccines, the InfoWars host endorsed a likely Trump rival for 2024.
“I’m supporting DeSantis,” Jones exclaimed on InfoWars last week. “DeSantis went from amazing to unbelievably good. And I don’t just watch a man’s actions, as Christ said. Judge a tree by its fruits. I can also look into his eyes in HD video and see the true sincerity.”
He continued: “This is how Trump should be. And I’ve hammered this point, and he’s doing it now. And we have someone who is better than Trump. Much better than Trump.”
After causing a media storm with his comments, Jones backtracked over the weekend and insisted he was taken out of context by “corporate media”, of course. Additionally, he wanted the twice-impeached former president to know that he didn’t “abandon” him amid Trump’s avalanche of legal troubles.
Describing his message as an “emergency warning” to the former president, Jones – an outspoken anti-vaccine – claimed he was just trying to tell Trump that he had been “lied” by public health officials about the effectiveness of vaccines. .
“It’s not a warning for any desire to hurt you, Mr. Trump, but to save your important legacy and hopefully make sure you can return to the White House in 2024,” roared the disgraced real Sandy Hook.
“We know the election was stolen! We know the ‘Deep State’ is trying to arm you in every way possible,” added Jones. “We understand that you are a lion surrounded by hyenas.”
Claiming that the “number one issue that’s going to end up biting you in the ass like nothing else” is vaccines, Jones alleged that Trump tried to “reach out to him” for his support of DeSantis, but that he “lost the call.” However, Jones assured the former president, he is still in his corner.
“So this is my emergency message to you, Mr President,” he pleaded. “To go and actually watch the first 30 minutes of Thursday’s show… so you can see what I said in context. Corporate media edited it to a 30 second clip to make it look like I’m just for DeSantis and I’ve abandoned you. This is not true. It’s the opposite.”
Jones breathlessly concluded, “I understand you are under attack, I understand you are surrounded and I am trying to get you to reassess the situation. I know people like [Donald Trump Jr.] are saying you need to reassess the situation.”
Always hungry for attention, this isn’t the first time the InfoWars host has publicly wavered in his support for Trump only to run back.
He called the former president an “idiot” for urging voters to be vaccinated and even threatened to “discard” Trump if he continued advocating the vaccine. Jones even went so far as to lament that he is “tired of Trump” and wished he “had never met him.” And last month, he begged MAGA congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to run for president, calling her “smarter” than DeSantis and Trump.
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